Samuel Rennie is a Biological and Forensic Anthropologist with interests in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI). He completed his Ph.D. in Biological/Physical Anthropology in 2018 at the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology at Liverpool John Moores University where he focussed on sex determination of skeletal remains using multivariate statistics and the effects of population-specific standards.
Sam has been a Team Member of Kenyon International Emergency Services Inc since 2012 and has worked as a forensic anthropologist and search and recovery specialist for them in DVI incidents. During his time studying South Africa, he assisted in the analysis of human remains for forensic casework. He is also a member of the UKDVI Forensic Anthropology cadre.
Sam has presented research both locally and internationally in a variety of mediums on areas surrounding forensic identification, human skeletal anatomy, osteoarchaeology, human evolution, and biostatistics. This has also led to providing/assisting CPD accredited workshops for UK professionals titled “Considerations for using Ancestry Estimation Software: Examples from California” and “Surveying techniques for forensic anthropology.”